Kara Cooper

#6 Kara Cooper

Pos. RS
Ht. 6-3
Yr. Sr.
Hometown LaPorte, Ind.
High School (Prev. School) LaPorte

2021: Appeared in 119 sets ... averaged 1.34 kills/set on .187 hitting and 0.76 blocks/set ... ranked third on the team in blocks ... led Valpo in blocks eight times ... posted five or more blocks on six occasions ... matched career high with six blocks in win at Milwaukee Aug. 29 ... needed just 11 swings to rack up five kills, hitting .455 in win over Western Illinois Sept. 17 ... opened MVC play with five rejections in win over Southern Illinois Sept. 24 ... hit .357 with six kills in Oct. 1 sweep of Indiana State ... paced team with five blocks the next night in win over Evansville ... stood out on both sides of the net in Oct. 4 win over Drake, hitting .429 with nine kills and matching career best with six blocks ... led team with four blocks Oct. 15 at Bradley and Oct. 23 in sweep of Southern Illinois ... picked up nine kills Oct. 30 at Indiana State ... led Valpo in blocks in consecutive matches, registering four in sweep of Loyola Nov. 5 and five against Illinois State Nov. 12 ... set career high with 12 kills on .320 hitting in MVC Tournament semifinal versus Loyola Nov. 26 ... paced team in blocks in three straight matches in the NIVC, tallying three in the second-round sweep of Toledo, five in the quarterfinal sweep of Evansville and four in the semifinal sweep of UConn ... tallied seven kills on .385 hitting and nine kills, respectively, in the latter two matches as well.

Spring 2021: Appeared in 27 sets over eight matches, starting four times ... hit .179 with 34 kills and 15 blocks ... opened season with three blocks at Loyola Jan. 25 ... hit .250 with six kills in sweep of Butler Jan. 29 ... posted five kills Feb. 7 at Missouri State ... set career high with 10 kills on .320 hitting to go with four blocks the next night against the Bears ... led Valpo with season-high five blocks and also tallied five kills in upset bid at #13 Notre Dame Feb. 18 ... closed season March 28 with seven kills on .385 hitting at Evansville.

2019: Appeared in 65 sets over 21 matches as a freshman for Valpo ... totaled 82 kills and 54 blocks, averaging 1.26 kills/set and 0.83 blocks/set ... led Valpo in blocks on 10 occasions ... posted six kills and five blocks against South Dakota Aug. 31 ... tied for team-high honors with seven kills at Notre Dame Sept. 4 ... registered five blocks Sept. 6 in win over Idaho State, and then recorded season-high six blocks later that day at Kent State ... tallied season-best eight kills without committing an attack error, hitting .421, Sept. 7 versus Robert Morris ... notched seven kills Sept. 13 against Holy Cross ... posted five blocks Sept. 14 at DePaul ... tallied seven kills Sept. 20 versus Kansas City.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Slicers ... earned All-District, All-Area and All-Conference honors each of her last two seasons ... received team’s Blocking Award each of her four seasons, as well as the team's Serving Award as a junior ... concluded her career as the school’s record holder for career solo blocks ... played club most recently for Epic United Volleyball Club 18 elite after spending the previous four years with Dunes Volleyball Club ... also earned one letter in track and field ... member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Brenda and Greg Cooper ... major is accounting.